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The University of Southampton
Geography and Environmental Science

Play spaces and urban change  Seminar

12:00 - 13:00
19 January 2023
B44/1087 & Microsoft Teams

Event details

Geography & Environmental Science Seminar

Abstract: In this talk I’ll discuss my research into the relationship between play spaces, child citizenship and projects of urban redevelopment. During the nineteen-thirties children’s play and the redevelopment of East London became inextricably linked. A number of different urban spaces were constructed and produced as places of play: by local government and charities, by children’s popular culture and by libraries, schools and clubs in intergenerationally-written magazines. Play was variously represented as an everyday activity, a right, a transformative force, and the means through which children could participate in society. I will also touch on working with children on contemporary challenges drawing on historical material.

Speaker Information

Lucie Glasheen

Doctor Lucie Glasheen | University of Southampton

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